Major League Lacrosse and Smartlink announced today an interactive fan contest in partnership with the HEADstrong Foundation. The contest, entitled “Shot Towards Success,” will allow fans in attendance during Sunday’s title match at MLL Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink a chance to win monetary prizes for both themselves and for HEADstrong.
There’s more to a positive attitude than our reaction – or lack thereof – to the world around us. It’s more than just looking at the bright side of things. A positive attitude also involves our approach to ourselves. How confident are we in our own skin? How confident are we in our own abilities?
I came across 2 pictures on Google Images. One read, “My attitude is based on how you treat me.” The other read, “Don’t get my personality and my attitude twisted. My personality is ME, and my attitude depends on YOU!”
GREAT morning, all! I’m not sure how driving is where you are. Driving in Miami can be one of the most frustrating things in my day to day life. Having said that, of all the things that could be frustrating in life, if that is one of the biggest, then I am doing just fine! As I mentioned yesterday, I’m “too blessed to be stressed.”
As they say, attitude is a little thing that goes a long way! Every piece of The GREAT Life is a choice. You don’t have to be grateful or express gratitude for everything, you make a conscious choice to do so. You don’t have to make an effort to show respect to everyone (and it does take some work sometimes!), you choose to. You don’t have to be enthusiastic about what you are doing, or find activities/practices to be enthusiastic about,…
Washington Irving may have said it best: “There’s an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted.”
I’ve had people that are close to me ask what things I get excited about. And I used to simply reply that I’m just not really excitable. As I thought about that question more recently, I realize that the word that I was caught up on was excited. Not a whole lot of things really get me emotionally aroused, which is how I generally interpreted that question, often due to the timing or context in which I was asked. But…
The average temperature in Providence, RI on February 1st is 25 to 35 degrees, and “is rarely below 11.” And for four years, my teammates and I endured the wrath of the roof on February 1st. The sun had usually already set, if had decided to come out in the first place. It was always windy on the roof, way more than at ground level. And there was always rain, sleet, snow, some combination, or at the very least ……
Connor Wilson spoke with Mike Levin, the Executive Director of MetroLacrosse, and a former MLL player, about the current state of the organization, and Mike provided a wealth of knowledge and information. Their conversation is inside.
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! I hope you had a GREAT weekend and that your week is off to a GREAT start. I appreciate you allowing me to deviate, this month, from the normal routine of morning quotes in order to engage the beginning this project with me.
“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.”
Respect is something that each and every one of us expects. We expect it from our friends. We expect it of our co-workers. We expect it of our children and our parents; our coaches and our players. We even expect respect (usually at the very least) from the people we don’t particularly care for. But do we command respect?
“Respect for ourselves guides our morals. Respect for others guides our manners.” – Laurence Stern
People often ask me how long I will continue playing lacrosse at the professional level. And given that I’m not making millions of dollars doing so, there are a lot of factors that contribute to that decision. But one thing I told myself, long before I reached a point where I actually felt the need to think about it, was that I’d play as long as I was physically able to play at the level that I was playing; as…
Last week I talked about gratitude as the first and most important pillar of The GREAT Life. When we are grateful, we can practice the other four components with more ease and regularity, because we are recognizing that everything that happens in our lives, has purpose.
Yesterday I talked about verbal gratitude, and continually finding reasons throughout the day to say thank you. Another way of expressing gratitude is in our work.
As promised, this month is all about what I call The GREAT Life , which consists of these 5 pillars: GRATITUDE, RESPECT, ENTHUSIASM, positive ATTITUDE, and a TEAM-first mentality.
On May 22nd, CityLax is hosting a great night of lacrosse (and fundraising!) at the Gansevoort in Manhattan. The event will run from 8:30 to 11:30 and will be teeming with current CityLax volunteers, pro lacrosse players, and the New York City lacrosse faithful.
Mike Stone, professional lacrosse player in the MLL and NALL, was at the Boston Marathon on Monday, and he was in an area located between the two bombs that went off. While Mike emerged from the scene physically unharmed, as did everyone he was with, the event has left him understandably shaken, but also with the desire to help the people of his hometown, Boston.
I don’t know about you guys, but this gives me chills in a major way…